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  • Barzagli headache for Juventus ahead of final

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has been handed a potential tactical dilemma for next month's Champions League final after defender Andrea Barzagli was diagnosed with a torn thigh muscle on Monday.

  • Platini says Blatter lied about quitting FIFA

    UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday backed Prince Ali bin al Hussein's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, accusing the football leader of lying to him about seeking a new term.

  • Sealed with a kiss

    Chris Kirk kisses the champion's trophy after winning the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday. (AP/LM Otero)

  • Happy faces

    Chelsea’s English defender John Terry (center) holds up the trophy during the presentation of the Premier League trophy after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday. Chelsea was officially crowned the 2014-2015 Premier League champion. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

  • Sterling axed after week of speculation over Liverpool future

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling was dropped to the bench for Sunday's clash at Stoke after his contract dispute with the Premier League club turned ugly this week.

  • Ferdinand moved by support after wife's death

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he has been "overwhelmed" by the support he has received following the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison.

  • Drogba announces last Chelsea game

    Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba has announced that the Premier League game at home to Sunderland later on Sunday will be the final appearance of his second spell at the club.

  • Ronaldo hopes Ancelotti stays at Madrid

    World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has thrown his support behind Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti with the Italian's future at the club in doubt.

  • Allegri warns over 'deadly' Barca

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned against the "deadly" ball-passing of Barcelona as the Italian champions turn their focus to the Champions League final following their final home game of the season on Saturday.

  • Chris Weidman defends UFC title, stops Belfort in 1st round

    Chris Weidman stopped Vitor Belfort in the first round with a relentless series of punches on the ground Saturday night, defending his middleweight title at UFC 187.

  • FIFA rejects Indonesia’s request for meeting

    Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has turned down the Indonesian government’s request for a meeting over the looming threat of a national suspension.

  • Putting it briefly: Jakarta to host international 10k run

    Jakarta is set to hold its annual international 10-kilometer running competition on May 31 as part of its celebration of the city’s 488th anniversary.

  • Soccer friday: Pahang’s Dickson ready for Persipura challenge in AFC Cup

    He’s one of the hottest strikers in Southeast Asia, whose goals have helped take Pahang into the knockout stages of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup and to the top of the Malaysia Super League (MSL). But Dickson Nwakaeme is quick to quash speculation that he is keen to pursue Malaysian citizenship.

  • PSG world's top-paying team

    French champions Paris Saint-Germain pay their players higher salaries than any other team in world sport, according to figures published on Wednesday.

  • Sepp Blatter opponents considering joining forces

    The three challengers bidding to oust Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA have discussed joining forces against the 79-year-old Swiss incumbent.

  • Palestinians refuse to drop FIFA suspension bid

    The Palestinian Football Association will not drop its bid to have its Israeli counterpart suspended from FIFA, the organisation's chief said Wednesday after talks with the head of world football's governing body.

  • Mercedes hand Hamilton new three-year deal

    Mercedes announced on Wednesday that reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a three-year contract extension, ending speculation about his future with the German Formula One team.

  • Football: Qatar World Cup "on schedule" despite controversies

    The controversies surrounding Qatar's hosting of the football 2022 World Cup may continue unabated but so too do the country's preparations for the tournament itself.

  • Football: Van Gaal steals show at Man Utd awards

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was the talk of social media in Britain on Wednesday after an eccentric turn at the club's end-of-season awards ceremony at Old Trafford.

  • Juve focus on Cup final, not Barca: Marchisio

    Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio insists the Turin giants are firmly focused on ending their 20-year wait to lift the Italian Cup as their Champions League final date with Barcelona looms.

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